(Natural Herbs) Yellow Jasmine

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Yellow Jasmine Scientific Names and Common Names,Yellow Jasmine Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Yellow Jasmine Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Natural Herbs) Yellow Jasmine


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | How Sold | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Jasminum officinale L. Oleaceae Olive family

Common Names

Jasmine plant
So-hsing (Chinese name)
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Jasmine is a vinelike plant that has opposite, dark green, pinnate leaves and sweet-smelling white flowers.
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Where Found

Grows in warm parts of the eastern hemisphere and now cultivated in gardens in the southern United States.
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Medicinal Properties

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Legends, Myths and Stories

Jasmine, originating in the Near East, takes its name from the Persian word jesamin. Its beautiful white flower is most famous for the perfumes made from its oil. In the first century AD, Dioscorides, a Greek physician and author of the famous book on medical herbs De Materia Medica, tells us that the Persians used jasmine oil to perfume the air at their banquets. To the Chinese the jasmine symbolizes womanly sweetness. In medieval Christian art, jasmine was associated with the Virgin Mary. Dreaming of jasmine is supposed to portend good fortune, especially in love.

According to folk lore, rubbing the body with the oil of jasmine can be sexually arousing.
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According to old herbals, jasmine flowers calm the nerves. However, others suggest that the scent arouses erotic interests, and a few drops of jasmine oil (if you can afford it) massaged on the body with some almond oil may help overcome frigidity. In India, jasmine is used as a remedy for snakebite, and the leaves are used for eye problems.

Other varieties: The Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is considered an analgesic, reduces blood pressure, is a sedative, and eases neuralgia. But caution should be noted. An overdose can cause nausea and double vision. One reference states this herb is a powerful CNS-depressant and is a deadly poison. Eating a single flower has resulted in death. It can also cause contact dermatitis.

Jasmine flowers (J. grandiflorum) (Sanskrit name is Jati) is used for emotional disturbances, headaches, fever, sunstroke, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, cystitis, bleeding disorders, bacterial infections, viral infections, cancer of the lymph nodes, cancer of the bones, and Hodgkin’s disease.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 1 to 2 tsp. jasmine flowers in 1 cup water. Take 1 cup per day.
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How Sold

Many jasmine teas are sold today. Drink 1 cup per day.
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Use this herb under medical supervision.
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, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Simon & Schuster/Fireside, Rockefeller Center 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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